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  1. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay so one of my sorority girls is really severely bloated. I have already tried feeding her part of a pea which she happily ate but the bloating did not go down. I also ntried epsom salt last night which also did not work. I think it is constipation. Since I cuppd her yesterday, she hasn't...
  2. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi friends. I'm new here and I'll like to be able to give you all information you need to help me, so let me know if I'm forgetting any details. My delta tail betta Marbles, I've had since before November and has been a happy camper in a 1.5gal tank with a little Whisper filter and a nice little...
  3. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    First of all here is the Q&A forum, Housing What size is your tank? 5 gallon, currently in a 0.5-1gal hospital tank What temperature is your tank? Steady 78F Does your tank have a filter? Yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank...
  4. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Okay. I got my fish in September, and for a while he was okay, but then he started exhibiting signs of fin rot. No matter what I did, it wouldn't go away. His fins just keep getting more raggedy. Symptoms: 1. Dulled colors, a weird grey patch on dorsal fin (not fuzzy or raised, just like...
  5. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hey Everyone! I'm rather conflicted on this matter- my HM boy, Adrian, is looking rather bloated and he's gotten worse. Ever since he started looking different, I have been keeping a close eye on him. I thought that since I had been feeding him frozen brine shrimp as a treat, that he was just...
  6. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Housing What size is your tank? 2 Gallon What temperature is your tank? my thermometer is at 82 Does your tank have a filter? yes Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? no Is your tank heated? yes What tank mates does your betta fish live with? none Food What type of food...
  7. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    My male delta tail betta, Frankie, has dropped his color (went from a rusty red to more of a pinkish color in the body) and is bloated/swollen throughout his body (not just the belly). He still eats, but has stopped being very active. He lays on the bottom of the tank. He may have a very slight...
  8. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    We were feeding our betta the good freeze dried pellets. In about a year, he bloated up so badly. We tried pieces of peas and fasting him - nothing worked. I never read about freeze dried foods for bettas causing constipation and most often times, death. I will definitely feed the meel worms...
  9. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    HOUSING What size is your tank? 1.5 Gal What temperature is your tank? 80 degrees Fahrenheit Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of aeration? No Is your tank heated? No What tank mates does your betta fish live with? No one FOOD What type...
  10. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Zatoichi, my male betta, is in a 2.5g planted tank. Do H2O changes every 2-3 months cause it's so heavily planted. I use DI with Seachem Nutro Regulator as pH buffer, so pH usually stay around 7.0-6.6. Never nitrates, nitrites, or ammonia. The issue is that there's no heater, or water flow...
  11. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hello, this is my first post to the forum and I hope to get some help with my betta Tiberius. here is the info: Housing What size is your tank? A little more than 2 gallons What temperature is your tank? 80F Does your tank have a filter? No Does your tank have an air stone or other type of...
  12. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    This morning I woke up and went to feed Abacus and he is suddenly severely bloated. He looks like he swallowed a marble and cannot swim around. He is stuck floating to the surface and laying on his side. The top of his head even sticks out of the water. I have not changed anything about his care...
  13. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    About an hour ago, my brother informed me that Bubbles has "swim bladder". I saw the little guy floating on his side. It couldn't be swim bladder because he wasn't dealing with it earlier today. However, I DID just clean his tank (this was before he bloated). His vase was at 78 degrees. I got...
  14. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    Hi all, My fish is very sick. I have looked around all over the internet and talked to various pet stores in attempt to get some help, but I cant seem to get or find a straight answer. Housing What size is your tank? 1.5 gallons What temperature is your tank? I'm not sure Does your tank have...
  15. Betta Fish Diseases and Emergencies
    I have had my Betta for about 2 months now. About two weeks ago he began to bloat. At first I thought it might be dropsy but he still hasn't developed the characteristic "pine cone" scales. He swims normally, his color is just as bright as the day I got him, he flares his fins and gills every...
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